Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney in Northern Michigan
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Though marijuana is legal in a handful of states, it remains illegal in Michigan to possess any amount. While attitudes toward marijuana use are becoming laxer, it is still not advisable to plead guilty without first speaking to a marijuana possession attorney in Northern Michigan. Not only could a possession charge result in jail time, but it will also result in a person losing their driver’s license. Fortunately, for first-time offenders, Michigan does have options that can potentially keep this conviction off your record.
If you have been accused of or arrested for marijuana possession, I urge you to seek guidance from my firm, Ross Hickman Law Office. I can build a strong defense on your behalf and fight the charges you are facing.
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In Michigan, if you have never previously been convicted of a drug possession charge, it may be possible to plead guilty under MCL 333.7411, often referred to as simple 7411.
This statute allows a first-time offender to plead guilty to a possession charge and face a sentence that can include:
- Drug or alcohol testing
- Community service
- Education classes
If a person successfully completes this program without violating the terms of their conviction, the charge will not appear on their criminal record. It is important to note that this is generally only available to first-time offenders who have been convicted of possession or use of a small amount of marijuana and not a more serious distribution charge. I can examine your specific case and determine if a 7411 could be an option in your case.
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While the attitude towards marijuana appears to be shifting, it is still a crime in Michigan that can cause major problems for the convicted. If you have been charged with marijuana possession, you deserve the support of an assertive criminal defense lawyer. At Ross Hickman Law Office, we are committed to providing sound advice and aggressive representation to our clients. Whether this is a first-time offense or you have a previous conviction, I can put three decades of experience to work for you.
For a free consultation regarding your drug charges, contact Ross Hickman Law Office at (231) 399-3144.